Lane Kiffin reportedly finalizing 10-year deal with FAU

Boca Raton Bowl: Akron tries to slow down Florida Atlantic, Lane Kiffin tonight

Vitale, though, isn't buying the idea that Kiffin will be in Boca Raton for much longer.

You can listen to the interview with Kiffin below.

Akron is making its second bowl appearances the last three years but only the third in program history.

FAU has not played in a bowl game since 2008 and has only won nine games over the last three seasons. The Owls were a flawless 8-0 in Conference USA play and trounced North Texas 41-17 in the conference title game on December 2.

Prediction: FAU caps off the greatest season in school history with a huge Boca Raton Bowl victory! Given his job back when Kiffin decided to make a switch after a 1-2 start, Driskel has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,977 yards and 13 touchdowns against only 4 interceptions.

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The home side will need to play well if they are to beat Man City who are now unbeaten in the Premier League. With Mesut Ozil in top form I see The Gunners having too much for Moyes' men here, but it will be tight.

Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5, Mountain West): All eyes will be on Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who is projected as a high 2018 National Football League draft pick but missed the last two games of the season with a shoulder injury.

Also, click over here for the full 2017-2018 college football bowl game schedule.

Beyond the crowd support, there's another reason to pick against the Zips here: Any time they've faced an explosive offense this season - be it Penn State, Iowa State, Troy or Toledo - they've lost. Sophomore running back Devin Singletary rushed for 1,796 yards and an FBS record-high 29 touchdowns (he also had a touchdown reception) to earn C-USA Most Valuable Player Award honors.

For more on the Zips, check out SB Nation's MAC blog, Hustle Belt. The Owls rank sixth in rushing offense with 283 yards per game, and ninth in scoring offense at 39.8.

That opportunity may still be in the future, but an updated contract likely means a larger buyout, which would keep Kiffin in South Florida for several years. And if the best-case scenario plays out, it'll be the first of many postseason successes with Kiffin at the helm.

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